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STT GDC opens $260m Singapore data centre

Facility built during the Covid-19 pandemic saw its launch delayed due to supply chain challenges.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 08, 2021 | 12:36 PM BST

STT GDC opens $260m Singapore data centre

View of the STT Loyang data centre building in Singapore. Source: STT GDC

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has opened a new facility in Loyang, its largest in Singapore to date.

The six-storey facility at Loyang Drive has an IT load capacity of up to 40MW and a gross floor area of over 290,000 square feet (27,000 square metres) and a Net Lettable Area (NLA) of over 111,000 square feet (10,700 square metres).

Clement Goh, CEO – Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, said: “STT Loyang adds to the breadth of our data centre footprint in Singapore with new and significant scale coverage in the East region.

“This newest facility reinforces our industry leadership in Singapore where we now have eight data centres spread across the island and adds capacity to support the business growth of our key customers at a time when data centre capacity is constrained locally.

“Despite the challenges seen in the construction sector in 2020, we worked closely with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders to ensure smooth and COVID-safe completion of construction and today, we are primed to cater to new demands fuelled by the economic recovery.”

STT Loyang – Singapore’s latest energy efficient hyperscale data centre

To mitigate pandemic-induced construction delays, many of the electrical, mechanical, and building elements were prefabricated off-site, with the aid of our latest BIM 3D design technologies, the company explained.

STT GDC also provided dedicated on-site accommodation for the construction workforce to mitigate any health and safety risks, and with all the requisite measures in place, to ensure construction could still proceed.

Bruno Lopez, President and Group CEO, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, added: “STT Loyang will help us to meet strong customer demand and support the expansion of our existing capabilities. At the same time, this new facility has been designed and constructed for market-leading efficiencies without the reliability trade-offs.

“Singapore’s Green Plan 2030, and latest Green Building Masterplan has cast the spotlight on the need for sustainable growth, a theme that is consistent with our business vision of powering a sustainable digital future. As we continue our growth trajectory, we are also making every effort to remain prudent in terms of our carbon footprint and energy efficiency,” said.

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